The best things take time, and so nearly a decade after its founding, ambient pop band Cigarettes After Sex released its debut self-titled full-length album, last year via Partisan Records. Cigarettes After Sex launch a tour next week in Texas in support of the album, and the tour arrives locally at 9:30 Club on Monday, April 2.
Rough Trade record stores named the Cigarettes After Sex album as its #6 top album of the year for 2017, praising frontman Greg Gonzalez for taking his time to implement a clear vision. “Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following,” Rough Trade said of the album.
Watch a live performance of Cigarettes After Sex playing “Apocalypse” for WFUV on June 20, 2017, on YouTube:
“This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats — like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfillment of the feelings in the short works,” Greg said of the new record.
After releasing a debut EP in El Paso, Greg relocated to Brooklyn and released a single, “Affection,” in 2015. Greg has recruited various contributors to form the band from time to time, but the band currently consists of Greg, Phillip Tubbs (keyboards, electric guitar), Randall Miller (bass), and Jacob Tomsky (drums).
Cigarettes After Sex
Monday, April 2
Doors @ 7pm